For the fourth consecutive week, Kansas State redshirt freshman center Ayoka Lee has been named the Big 12 Freshman of the Week in an announcement by the league office.
Lee is the third player in the history of the league to earn at least four consecutive Big 12 Freshman of the Week honors, joining Courtney Paris of Oklahoma in 2006 and Joyner Holmes of Texas in 2017. Lee is the second player in program history to earn four Big 12 Freshman of the Week honors.
The product of Byron, Minnesota, paced K-State to a road win at Kansas City on Saturday with a number of career-highs.
Lee tallied a career-high and tied the K-State season-high with 24 points and tied her career-high on the boards with 14 and also blocked two shots. Lee set a new career-high from the foul line, as she was 12-of-13 from the line. She was the first K-State player to make 12 or more free throws in a game since Kindred Wesemann made 12 against South Dakota on November 19, 2015. She also tied the school record for free throws made in a second quarter with five.
This was Lee’s fifth double-double this season and her third in the last four games. She has four games this season with 20 or more points and has three double-doubles with 20 or more points and 10 or more rebounds.
For the season, Lee leads the league’s freshmen in rebounding (11.1 rpg), total blocks (30) and blocks per game (3.3 bpg). Lee paces K-State in scoring (16.1 ppg), field goal percentage (.583) and blocks.